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Amanda McLean is new Chief Executive at Institute of Fundraising

Amanda McLean is to be the new Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, taking over from Lindsay Boswell, who is leaving after ten years in the role.

McLean has previously been Chief Executive of Prostate UK and Director of Fundraising and Communications at DebRA UK.

Paul Amadi, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, said: ”We believe that Amanda is the right person to provide leadership and direction to the Institute and its membership.”


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She will take up her position at the Institute at the beginning of November. In the meantime, Bruce Leeke, Chief Operating Officer, will lead the organisation’s senior management team in overseeing the Institute’s day to day work.

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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising was originally named the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers, before becoming the Institute of Fundraising, and then, in March 2020, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.